Easter brunch--not something vegans normally get to partake in, huh? Most places seem to sell prix fixe menus on Easter, none of which include decent (if any) vegan choices. So my good friend Christopher searched long and hard for a nice Easter brunch spot for us. After several calls, he found only a few eateries serving their standard menus. Our small group agreed on Parigi. Regarded highly by many locals, the Oak Lawn brunch spot offers a nice selection of wines, a couple of vegan appetizers, and a single vegan entrée that puts many other non-veg restaurants' vegan offerings to shame. My meal started off with a beautiful assortment of olives. I'm not extremely well studied on the fruit, but I can say this: if you're a fan of olives, you'll appreciate the quality served at Parigi.
Main course: I admit I'm a sucker for mushrooms, but my Roasted Portobello at Parigi was phenomenal! The mushroom was loaded with quinoa (I thought only Spiral was hip to this complete-protein grain), spinach, carrots, peas, and parsnips. And the mushroom cap itself had a wonderful smoky flavor. Order the dish without asiago to make it vegan.
Service was fast and everyone was extremely friendly! Be sure to visit with Dovey for a good laugh--she's quite the comic!
3311 Oak lawn Avenue, Suite 102